Sports and Leisure Safety: Latest Research

CAPIC SYSTEMATIC REVIEW DATABASE & SAFETYLIT

A huge amount of research on preventing injuries is carried out across the world. It is difficult for injury prevention practitioners to keep up to date with the latest scientific evidence. Increasingly, scientists are pulling together all the high quality studies on particular topics and collating the results in systematic reviews.

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HIGHLIGHTED RESEARCH

Please find below a list of highlighted studies in this area:

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF NEUROMUSCULAR WARM-UP STRATEGIES, THAT REQUIRE NO ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT, FORPREVENTING LOWER LIMB INJURIES DURING SPORTS PARTICIPATION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Countries Covered: UK
Date: 2012

Study Conclusions: Effective implementation of practical neuromuscular warm-up strategies can reduce lower extremity injury incidence in young, amateur, female athletes and male and female military recruits. This is typically a warm-up strategy that includes stretching, strengthening, balance exercises, sports-specific agility drills and landing techniques applied consistently for longer than three consecutive months. In order to optimize these strategies, the mechanisms for their effectiveness require further evaluation.

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